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VAAS:

AFFORDABLE AND SCALABLE by CARSTEN FUNKE In February 2020, Manufacturing Outlook examined the importance of Pick-by-Vision. SaaS (software as a service) is widely accepted. Onpremises software solutions are fading quickly. Visionas-a-service (VaaS) is a new all-in-one package for users who want to combine agile growth using pick-by-vision with maximum investment security. Flexible leasing models give manufacturers and distributors unlimited access to an entire pick-by-vision ecosystem.

The VaaS subscription model contains all the software licenses and release upgrades needed, together with connection to a WMS or ERP system for a single fixed price. For the first time there is full pick-by-vision

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hardware as a turnkey solution from a single source. Manufacturing and industrial CFOs appreciate the cash flow advantages in a pay-as-you-go model. The value of an “as a service” offering must correlate to scalability. From a small single distribution center or kitting operation in a manufacturing plant there is often a POC (proof of concept) trial. Once adopted enterprise-wide, the ability to finance rapid growth becomes vastly more important. One distribution center quickly turns to a dozen; one automotive supplier kitting operation turns into many. The VaaS solution makes sense because the wearables inventory can be expanded at any point in the lease period. Logistics firms get a hardware and software package that is always up-to-date. This service combines agility with a secure investment. Customers are already working successfully with vision-as-a-service products and are quickly breaking even. This product category is particularly interesting for new users, as it lets them get up and running with pick-by-vision quickly, easily, and affordably. Pick-by-Vision in action Leifheit, one of the leading international brand manufacturers of household goods, is now introducing

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Manufacturing Outlook July 2021  

In This Issue: How Digital Is Manufacturing Is Improving Supply Chain Resilience?, 5G: Enabling A New Era Of Manufacturing, VaaS: Affordable...

Manufacturing Outlook July 2021  

In This Issue: How Digital Is Manufacturing Is Improving Supply Chain Resilience?, 5G: Enabling A New Era Of Manufacturing, VaaS: Affordable...

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